Hi Friends. Avada is number one wordpress theme with over 200,000 sales. Recently avada launched new version 4.0 , So i found many jobs on talent website regarding this. I am sharing my work experience and the way i updated the theme .
Updating avada is very simple to do. Follow these steps
- Download the latest version of avada theme ( 4.0.1 ) from themeforest website.
- Take a backup of your current website. Save it in local disk . Take the backup of mysql data and save it in local disk.
- Now upload the new theme into wp-content >themes using ftp . You can create ftp via cpanel .
- After completing the upload , Click on updating fusion core . It will automatically update the avada to 4.0
Common issues during update
- You may found a white line in footer widget area , It is due to change in footer top border , You can find this in theme options. by default it is 12px. Make is 0 to erase the white border.
- Font changes are common , So update all fonts via typography options in theme option.
- Page title cutoff and breadcrumb in page title is also a common issue. Can be corrected via theme admin options.
- Upgrade failed – In this case please check with host and theme author . Common reason is improper extracting of theme files and improper updation process .
- Blank page is one of the common issue caused due to conflicting on plugins . In this case deactivate all plugins and then reactivate them one by one to find the culprit plugin .
How to hire a perfect freelancer for this job
- Hire freelancers from upwork , You may find many freelancers with similar work experience .
- You will get quotes from $20- $100 , Depending upon freelancer’s experience and location .
- You can try freelancers from other websites or hire local freelancer.
Job duration – 4 hours maximum for any expert freelancer. 6 hours for any less experienced freelancer.
How to take backup of website – You can take backup via cpanel , many hosting companies provides backup services , or you can take manual backup of the website . You can read my article about how to take manual backup of your website .
Why to upgrade Avada
Any wordpress theme and plugin becomes more vulnerable to potential threats like virus , malware of hack , if it doesn’t updated for a long time. Avada is been used by over million websites. So Avada author team works hard for making it more effective , fixing the bugs and issues raised by their customers.